From Vision to RealityPosted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on January 7, 2011
Stories like this one out of Bend, Oregon would not be possible without ALDF’s dedicated supporters. Thank you for making victories like this possible!
BEND, Ore. — The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $3,900 grant from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The agency says the money will be used to care for neglected, abused and abandoned livestock that are seized during investigation.
"It is unprecedented for a county sheriff to operate an animal rescue and manage the care of animals seized in criminal cruelty cases," Scott Heiser, director of ALDF’s Criminal Justice Program said. "Congratulations … Sheriff Blanton for possessing the vision to make this model a reality." Read more…
Oregon recently ranked among the top states for its animal protection laws in ALDF’s 2010 State Animal Protection Laws Rankings report. Congratulations, Oregon, for being a leader in animal protection!